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Show Recent Items in Snow Leopard

The Recent Items submenu in the Apple menu is handy, but what if you want to work with a file in there in the Finder, rather than open it? Just press Command when that menu is showing, and all the Applications and Documents change to "Show ... in Finder." This feature is new as of Mac OS X 10.6.3 Snow Leopard.

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iPhoto ’11 9.2.3

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Apple has released iPhoto ’11 9.2.3, which fixes an issue where iPhoto could crash when running on a Mac system with multiple user accounts. Aside from that, the update offers only the standard trope of “improves overall stability.” ($14.99 new from the Mac App Store, free update through Software Update or the Mac App Store, 256.9 MB via Software Update or 354.55 MB via Apple’s support page)

 

New for iOS 8: TextExpander 3 with custom keyboard.
Set up short abbreviations which expand to larger bits of text,
such as “Tx” for “TextExpander”. With the new custom keyboard,
you can expand abbreviations in any app, including Safari and
Mail. <http://smle.us/tetouch3-tb>